Construction Support ServicesEMS produces innovative solutions and substantial savings for contractors and owners when environmental issues arise during and before construction processes. It is not uncommon to uncover contaminated soil, unknown tanks or waste products during construction projects.  Safety, regulatory and remedial issues can delay and greatly increase the cost of the project.

How we help:


Maintain Schedule and Budget

  • Development of specific cost estimates for alternative environmental and construction tasks to support project planning
  • Installation of pre-construction soil borings to characterize contaminated soil and define cost effective disposal solutions
  • Coordination of environmental tasks between property owner, construction manager, contractor and sub-contractors, regulatory agencies, and field crews
  • Management of project-wide schedule to enhance site remediation, environmental cleanup, and construction activities
  • Application of site-specific state and federal regulations to manage contaminated soil and/or groundwater in the most cost effective manner

Remedial Action Plan (RAP)

  • Creation of a detailed summary of environmental issues to provide all parties with an outline for cleanup
  • Review of facility/property to ensure RAP and contract conditions are met during construction and site re-use.
  • Reduction of excavation volumes, disposal costs, and obstructions
  • Control organic vapors, odors, and dust to minimize disturbance of neighboring businesses and residents
  • Representation in public and private forums to explain remediation methods, goals, and timelines
  • Development and implementation of remedial activities necessary to address long term/post-construction concerns

Soil Management and Disposal

  • Categorization of soil to be excavated and disposed
  • Coordination of soil storage, loading, transportation, pricing, and waste staging areas
  • Identification of material suitable for on-site re-use according to RAP and state regulations—translates to savings

Stormwater and Dewatering Permits

  • Creation Preparation of permits for discharges from construction activities as required by the NPDES storm water program
  • Development of a Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) to identify potential pollution sources at the construction site that could affect stormwater
  • Assistance with maintaining Includes limits for erosion and sediment control, pollution prevention, and site stabilization as stated by the EPA
  • Permitting, design and operation of dewatering treatment systems

Solid and Hazardous Waste Management

  • Preparation of Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) contingency plan
  •  Train construction personnel regarding waste management procedures
  • Development of a plan to properly store, transport and dispose of each waste type to avoid impact to personnel health and the environment
  • Assistance with proper waste manifesting
  • Identification and auditing of viable waste disposal facilities

Underground Storage Tank DecommissioningConstruction Support Services

  • Preparation of UST regulatory and abandonment documents
  • Removal, cleaning, and disposal of tanks that may affect construction proceedings
  • Point of contact with regulators
  • Testing of tanks to confirm their integrity
  • Subsurface sampling for tank removal, abandonment-in-place, and post-closure site characterization, if needed

Release Response

  • Emergency response when unforeseen conditions are encountered
  • Review of property conditions to determine cause of release
  • Modification of site characteristics to prevent future releases
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